About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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Phil Laprairie

When Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?You have noticed cat fur accumulating around the legs of your kitchen chairs and a white layer of dust settling on all your wooden furniture more than usual. You start to wonder if it is time to change your furnace filter.

Exactly when are you supposed to change your furnace filter?

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Air Filters
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Phil Laprairie

Five Things Not to Flush Down the ToiletFor most homeowners, occasional plumbing problems seem to be almost inevitable. Toilets and sinks with clogs, pipes destroyed by tree roots, and many other plumbing incidents can merit a visit from a plumber. Luckily, many plumbing problems are preventable, especially clogged toilets, which are quite common. The first step is knowing what can and cannot be flushed.

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Furnace Finding: Some Tips for That Upcoming ReplacementIf you're looking for a new gas furnace, there are several types that will warm your Calgary area home while lowering utility bills. Modern gas furnaces are literally models of efficiency, designed for maximum performance and energy conservation.

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Furnaces
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Phil Laprairie

This Is What Great HVAC Customer Service Should Look LikeAs a homeowner, having a technician provide excellent customer service is important in maintaining energy-efficient HVAC equipment in your Calgary area home. Developing a mutually beneficial business relationship with a local HVAC contractor will ensure years of comfort for your family and possibly save you future

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Technicians
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Phil Laprairie

Can Weatherizing Your Home Save You Money? You Bet!Weatherizing your home is a good idea in any climate; a well-insulated house is more energy-efficient, and your wallet reaps just as many rewards as the environment. In Calgary, it's particularly important; even Southern Alberta gets very cold during the winter, and living in a windy prairie doesn't help.

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

Tips for Winterizing the Plumbing of Your Calgary Area HomeWhile preparing your Calgary home for another long, cold winter, don't forget to pay special attention to your plumbing. Burst pipes and other plumbing issues are common during freezing temperatures, but these costly situations can all be avoided, by following the plumbing winterization tips listed below. 

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

How to Troubleshoot a Malfunctioning Gas FurnaceOccasionally, something will go wrong with your gas furnace, and you will want to determine what the problem is before calling in a professional repair technician. This guide will give you some tips on how to troubleshoot a gas furnace when there is a problem.

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Phil Laprairie

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about carbon monoxide poisoning and other HVAC topics, downloadour free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Creations/Shutterstock”

- See more at: http://blog.arpis.com/2014/10/30/carbon-monoxide-poisoning#sthash.HE0M5s...

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Fall has arrived here in Calgary, and we all know winter will be here soon, bringing snow, ice and high heating bills. High heating costs aren’t inevitable, however, and there are many simple ways to save energy and money during the colder months. Here are a few tips for winterizing your Calgary home:

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Winterizing
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Phil Laprairie

The cold temperatures of winter are right around the corner and the last place you want to feel them is inside your home.

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Air Leaks

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